This commercial mill and pave project property is located in Carlsdadt, New Jersey. It involved a mill and pave of the warehouse loading dock areas and all access entrances and exits thereto. We did a 2 inch mill and pave and within the area of the loading docks we graded with 4 inches of DGA (Dense Grade Aggregate) and then paved with 4 inches of base asphalt with 2 inches of top course asphalt over the rest of the areas.
We measured all drains and cut plywood sheeting to size and placed them over the drain to prevent any asphalt from seeping or falling in. We saw cut the edges of the asphalt where the existing lot met the new paving. The pictures in the gallery below with black lines on the pavement show the application of the tack coat which acts as an adhesive for the new asphalt to adhere to the old asphalt.
A tack coat is a thin bituminous liquid asphalt, emulsion or cutback layer applied between HMA pavement lifts to promote bonding. Adequate bonding between construction lifts and especially between the existing road surface and an overlay is critical in order for the completed pavement structure to behave as a single unit and provide adequate strength. If adjacent layers do not bond to one another they essentially behave as multiple independent thin layers – none of which are designed to accommodate the anticipated traffic-imposed bending stresses.
The tack coat has many different parameters that must be met to be applied most effectively such as the application rate of the tack coat, the surface the tack coat is being applied to, and the temperature of the tack coat and of the environment the tack coat is being applied. Once applied adequately then the tack coat will ensure a longer-lasting roadway that will far outlive a roadway without a tack coat.
Over time, asphalt becomes worn. With constant use, it can develop depressions and cracks that eventually create a potentially dangerous environment. These problems should be addressed in a timely manner before they cause injury or incur expenses. Not correcting a dangerous environment puts your employees and customers at risk of serious injury.
Asphalt Mill and Pave can take care of all these issues. Milling a pavement is a much different approach than patching or peeling and paving a pavement. The milling and pave process actually removes layers of deteriorated asphalt to a certain depth and actually grinds up the asphalt into a tiny, gravel-like shape. The asphalt that has been grounded up is recycled, and the new surface is layered with track and receives a fresh coat of asphalt.
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